Paul McCartney performed as Nirvana’s frontman at the Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert on Wednesday. The singer’s publicist had previously not “confirmed nor denied” the rumors.
Almost 20 years after the tragic death of Kurt Cobain that put an end to one of the most popular bands in history, Nirvana’s members got back together for a one night performance at the Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert that took place in New York City on Wednesday. Their lead singer was none other that Sir Paul McCartney who performed alongside Dave Grohl on drums, Krist Novoselic on bass, and unofficial member Pat Smear on guitar.
The freshly put together quartet sang an original song that was written during a recent studio session. McCartney told The Sun that he had a chat over the phone recently with Grohl, the Foo Fighters’ frontman, and decided to jam with him and some of his mates. He was surprised to see that they were all former members of Nirvana. “Somebody whispered to me ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it,” the legend singer added.
Even though, at first glance, the difference in styles between Nirvana’s grunge and The Beatles could seem like a bit too much to account for a good mesh, the performance was a success. Furthermore, Cobain was inspired in writing “About a Girl” by listening to “Meet the Beatles” on repeat for a full day and planned to radically shift Nirvana’s sound citing The Beatles “face lift” as a successful example of how that is done. Unfortunately, he didn’t live to put into action the plans he talked about during an interview for MTV in 1993.